Blog articles from 09/2008

WiQuest is getting all viral with a user-generated video contest up on YouTube. People are asked to submit videos of how their lives are enhanced with short-range USB cable replacement technologies. The demo video is pretty clever, I must say. WiQuest has set up an official site at WhyAreYouWired.com.
 
by | Sep. 30, 2008
Tags: online video
Check out AT&T's press releases for late September - it looks like a rock band tour of cities. The company is rapidly getting its multi-room DVR service deployed nationwide. The late September announcements for availability include the following metro areas: Central Texas; San Diego; Chicago; Houston; Detroit; Los Angeles; Fresno; Dallas-Ft. Worth; and St. Louis.
 
by | Sep. 30, 2008
Tags: retail

I'm not the only one who's been wondering about whether the cable operators will deploy home networking, either with residential gateway deployments and/or multi-room DVR configurations. Just as I wrote about AT&T's deployment of its multi-room DVR offering, so too did the folks at HomePNA on their blog . Of course, HomePNA over coax is how AT&T's solution is being implemented, so there's no doubt that HomePNA would like to tout that. There was an interesting note on their...
 
by | Sep. 30, 2008
Tags: digital media
Mobile phones in my world are used in place of watches, for text messaging, playing games when bored in line, taking pictures when I don’t have a real camera with me, a little video taping (Is it still called that without any tapes involved?), and get this – making calls. SanDisk is saving me, however. Apparently, my phone is not living up to its potential. SanDisk has the Wake Up Your Phone ™ initiative to educate consumers on adding memory to their mobile phones through the memory...
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 30, 2008
Tags: digital content, mobile

Amazon.com has now encrypted all movies and TV shows coming through Adobe's servers to fix the problem of "catching," which allowed users to copy unencrypted content.
 
by | Sep. 30, 2008
Tags: online video, streaming
Amazon.com has now encrypted all movies and TV shows coming through Adobe's servers to fix the problem of "catching," which allowed users to copy unencrypted content.
 
by | Sep. 30, 2008
Tags: digital content, online video, streaming

IGA is now the exclusive partner for the world's two biggest game publishers on the Playstation3 platform. A couple of months after announcing a multi-year exlusive deal with EA on the PS3 platform, IGA did it again today by adding Activision. Now it is well positioned in the console in-game advertising space against Massive (Microsoft). Advertisers interested in running ads in some of the most popular games can deal with just two companies, Massive on the Xbox 360 platform and IGA on the...
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 30, 2008
Tags: gaming
Today, Sprint has launched its first official WiMAX network in Baltimore, MD. Initially, the service is rumored to offer 2-4 MBps speeds for about $30 per month plus the cost of USB modem (about $60). Sprint offers the service without contract and even offers flexible 1-day passes for $10, to try-before-you-buy experience. If Sprint can successfully pull off the WiMAX launch in Baltimore, it would put the feather in its cap and help to silence the skeptics. What’s even more...
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 30, 2008
Tags: Google, mobile, smartphones


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